The Cold War
The Cold War was a serious and dangerous relationship between the most powerful country of the world after World War Two. The USA and the USSR both wanted to show their strong ability of technology to dominant the world, so they started to observe each other and created some incredibly aggressive weapon and advanced science event. Overall, the Cold War was called this name because it was actually a technology competition, not a real war. Although during that time, the two union almost start a real fight against each other.
is it ?
- Nuclear Weapon
- Cuban missile crisis (USSR settled weapon in Cuban in order to threat USA)
- Space race (improvement of rockets and space crafts)
Preparation for the possible war
- Arms race
- Korean war
- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact
The Cold War caused the intensive anti-communism in America. People had to live in fear because of the threat of Cuban missiles. The US government started to increase the taxes so that they can afford wars. The fear of war and economic impact influenced America in a short term. However, the anti-communism still exist in today's society.
Advantage of nuclear weapons
American created the first atomic bomb on 16 July 1945. Four years later, the Soviet Union detonated its first atomic bomb which ended America's monopoly of atomic weaponry and started the Cold War at the same time. Arm race was the central point of the Cold War. Countries created nuclear weapons to proved themselves. Nuclear weapon were flying advance during the Cold War.